Vicky Allen – Performer
Vicky joined in 2007 and performed in Fourtet at Sadler’s Wells in 2007 and also took part in upstart 09 & 10. She also participated in Sum of Parts at Sadler’s Wells in 2011 and was part of the How Happy We Would Be cast in 2011.
Jo Eastwood – Performer
Jo joined in 2004 and previously a member of Strathcona Theatre Company and Kaleidoscope. Jo is also an actress and TV credits include Casulty, Eastenders and ITV’s Kingdom. Jo has performed in JJ Live 2005, Court 2005, Refrain 2006, Easy Listening and Pop 2007, Smudged 2008, Chord 2009 and How Happy We Would Be 2011.
Jackie Ryan – Performer
Jackie joined in 2003 and also takes part in Siren Arts Projects and a theatre group at Jackson’s Lane. She has made regular appearances on the Community TV channel. Jackie also facilitates workshops for Corali. Jackie has performed in Shed Show Tour 2004, Refrain 2006, Easy Listening 2007, Fourtet 2008, Chord 2009, Scapes and Scores 2010 and How Happy We Would Be 2011.
Hannah Souper – Performer
Hannah joined Corali in 2008 following successful participation in Corali’s upstart 08 project. Hannah is also member of Baked Beans Theatre Company. Hannah has performed in Scores in 2010 and How Happy We Would Be in 2011.
Graham Evans - Performer
Graham joined in 2004 and was a previously a member of Strathcona Theatre Company. Graham has performed in JJLive 2005, Refrain 2006, Easy Listening 2007, Fourtet 2008, Smudged in 2008, Chord 2009, Take 4 2009, Scapes and Scores 2010 and How Happy We Would Be 2011.
Bethan Kendrick - Performer
Bethan joined in 2003. She used to be part of Larondina Dance Company and Alessendre Dance School Company. Bethan is now Corali’s voluntary office assistant. Bethan has performed in Shed Show tour 2004, Refrain 2006, Easy Listening 2007, Fourtet 2008, Chord 2009, Take 4 2009, Scapes and Scores 2010 and How Happy We Would Be 2011.
Bridget Chew- Artist/Facilitator.
Bridget Chew trained in theatre design at Central St. Martins. She worked as a freelance designer before becoming Corali’s education officer for 6 years and in this role was fundamental to establishing the current engagement programme. Bridget is a core member of education team, now in a freelance capacity. She also currently works as a studio manager for a visual artist (Darren Almond)
Jacobus Flynn - Dramturg/Choreographer/Facilitator
Jacobus studied Drama at Hull University, has a Masters in Performing Arts from Middlesex University, and spent two years researching choreography at The Amsterdam School for New Dance Development (SNDO). Jacobus has worked with Corali since 2003 as a dramaturg and choreographer and has been a core member of the devising team for all Company performances since then. He is also a writer and dramaturg for a Danish based performance group .
Housni Hassan (DJ) - Dancer/Facilitator
DJ studied dance at Lambeth College. He joined the Company in 2003 as a volunteer workshop facilitator and is now a member of the freelance team. DJ is a fantastic asset to Corali and always does everything with a smile, bringing a great sense of fun.
Kasia Maslowska – Dancer/Facilitator
Kasia is a freelance dance artist specialising in contemporary/ creative dance. She has a MA in Pedagogy from Silesia University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Her areas of interest are creativity, collaboration and integrity. She currently works in education and community dance spanning all ages of the community from toddlers to 60+ year olds. Kasia joined the team in 2011 as part of it’s Levelin’ outreach project and as a volunteer at Greenside School. Kasia has been a core member of the Demonstrate! team.
Marianne Rouvier-Angeli - Choroegrapher/Facilitator
French choreographer Marianne Rouvier-Angeli trained professionally in ballet at the “Brooking School Of Ballet” and in Contemporary dance at the Laban Centre For Movement and Dance, London. Marianne has danced professionally both in the UK and abroad. In 1998 she formed Lulu’s Living Room, a dance theatre company that has toured both nationally and internalionally. Marainne joined Corali in 2007 and has been key in developing a sense of choreography and technique in projects.
Victoria Thompson – Dancer/Facilitator
Victoria trained at London Contemporary Dance School and continues to study and practice dance. She has worked with Dance Umbrella, the South Bank Centre, the Blue Elephant Theatre and Islington Arts Factory making dance performances with people of all ages and abilities. She ran her own street theatre company, performing costumed shows on stilts, both here and abroad. She is also a qualified Dance Movement Therapist. Victoria joined Corali in 2010 and has been a key member of the outreach team, including leading the team on the new Demonstrate! project.
Daniel Weaver – Composer/Collaborator
Daniel trained in Theatre and Visual Art at Nottm/Trent poly. Daniel has extensive experience as a solo performer and composer for dance and theatre companies, including Clare Russ, Echo Echo, IOU Theatre Theatre Do, Fabric eV and Wayne McGregor . He has composed works for Corali since 2000 and his continued input is invaluable to the ongoing development of the company, as well as overseeing sound and music.
Elly White – Drama Facilitator
Elly studied a BA in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She is a drama facilitator who works in both the arts and mainstream education using creative learning practices. Elly joined Corali in 2011 when she attended the IGNITE choreography project in Cheltenham with Corali’s dancer and facilitator DJ.
Sarah Archdeacon – Artistic Director
Sarah studied Theatre at Dartington College of Arts. She joined Corali as a volunteer in 1991 and became Artistic Director in 1993. Alongside her work with Corali, Sarah has been a long time member of Birmingham based Stans Café theatre and Disability Theatre Development Officer for Bournemouth based company ‘Double Act’.
Andrea Gerrett – Participation Officer
Andrea trained in Dance Studies at Middlesex University and specialised in Choreography. She joined Corali in 2011 as the Company’s second Participation Officer. Andrea also works for the Rathbone Society a charity working with those with learning difficulties and disabilities. Andrea also has her own dance company, Diverse Dance Studios, which runs various dance projects in South London.
Board of Directors
Andrew Sturley - Chair
Andrew works for Greenpeace UK, one of the world’s leading environmental organizations, in the marketing department in the London Headquarters
John Sturley - Treasurer
John is a qualified accountant, and worked for a FTSE Top 100 company for 24 years in both accountancy and computer systems, before taking early retirement in 2002.
Jessica has an MA in applied theatre from Goldsmiths University and an extensive freelance career as an inclusive practitioner and evaluator. She has been Youth Arts Manager at Croydon Council since 2011.
Geraldine is Head of Knowledge Development and Editor at Centre for Accessible Environments. Previously she was the programme Manager (Access Consultancy and Training) at Shape Arts.
Lloyd is Access Advisor to the Board of Directors, and works at Mencap headquarters in London.
Many of Corali’s performers work with the Company for a good number of years (some as many as 12), their input, commitment and energy is what shapes Corali’s work.
Laura Hayman 1995 to 2002
Hetal Petal From 1998 to 1999
John Long 1995 to 2006
Dennis Plummer 1998 to 2004.
Aisha Booth 2002 to 2008.
Anthony Hanon 2004 to 2008.
Nick McKerrow 2003 to 2007
Raymond Walker – Founder Member From 1989 to 1997
Graham Brown From 1994 to 1996
Vicky Moir From 1989 to 1994
Jane Khambatta From 1999 to 2002
Natalie Jeffery 1996 – 2001
Margaret Courtman – Founder Member From 1989 to 2001
Corali works collaboratively with artists, producers, musicians, educationalists and choreographers. This way of working is what defines the Company’s practice.
Susan Norwood – choreographer
Diego Ferrari - artist
Charlie Fox- artist
Anna Lucas - film maker
Ruth Catlow - mixed media artist
Rachel Garfield - painter/video maker
Helen Maurer - mixed media artist
Liz Ellis - visual artist
Mike Tyak - medieval instrument specialist
Jon Ward - composer
Ian Burdge - cellist
Kelsey Michael - singer
Rachel Penton - violinist
Ilsa De Zia - cellist
Olly Blanchflower - bassist
Geoffrey Goddard - performer
Stephan Novak - performer
Shener Ali - sculptor
Jane Shrimpton - dancer, educationalist
Ruth Holdsworth – freelance producer
Andrew Downs - administrator
Leon Clowes - fundraiser
Katalin Trencsényi - key educationalist
Tanja Mangalanayagam - educationalist
Philip Channells - project manager
Georgie Cockburn – participation officer